G7 Summit focuses attention on Africa

The 43rd Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Italy focused attention on Africa over the opportunities and challenges in the continent as well as implications for the international community. On Saturday, five African leaders – Nigeria’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Beji Essebsi of Tunisia, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and Prime Minister……

3 Nigerians jailed 235 years for fraud in the US (PHOTOS)

Three Nigerian scammers who befriended many of their victims on dating sites have been slammed huge prison sentences by a Mississippi court after making tens of millions of dollars from their schemes. Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced to 95 years in prison; Rasaq Aderoju Raheem, 31, was given 115 years and Femi Alexander Mewase,…

Taiwan Is Set To Become The First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriages

Taiwan will become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage, after a landmark ruling by the constitutional court, Sydney Morning Herald reports. The court ruled on Wednesday that a civil law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection. The Taiwan News reported the……

Salman Abedi, named as the Manchester suicide bomber

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi had made trips to Libya, Downing Street said last night, as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic State in his parents’ homeland. Salman Abedi, 22, who was reportedly known to the security services, is thought to have returned from Libya as recently as this week….

AU wants African countries to ratify World trade facilitation agreement

The Africa Union (AU) has called on the Controllers-General of African Customs to provide the required leadership for the ratification of the World Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTFA) by countries in the region. Mrs Treasure Naphanga , representative of the AU, made the call at the opening ceremony of the first extraordinary session of the sub-……

How much will tennis miss Serena Williams?

As Serena Williams chased a historic calendar grand slam in 2015, tickets for the US Open women’s finals sold out before the men’s for the first time. Although her quest to become the first player in 27 years to win four majors in the same calendar year ended at the semifinals in New York, it…

EU pledges new approach to tackle migration, boost Nigerian economy

Mr Gianni Pittella, President, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Democrats and Socialist in the European Parliament, has pledged a new approach by the European Union (EU) to tackle migration issues and boost Nigerian economy. Pittella made the pledge on Tuesday in Abuja during a visit of the EU delegation to Nigeria and the EU……

UN agency repatriates 64,761 Somalis refugees from Kenya

The UN refugee agency on Monday said it had repatriated 64,761 Somali refugees from Kenya since the voluntary return began in December, 2014. The UNHCR said in its bi-weekly update released in Nairobi that 63,535 refugees were supported to return to their homes in Somalia from the Dadaab refugee camp in northeast Kenya. “During the……

EU stands ready to begin Brexit talks, eyes June 19 start date

The European Union completed the preparations necessary to begin talks over Britain’s exit from the bloc on Monday after the remaining 27 EU member states signed off on the final details of the bloc’s negotiating mandate. While the approval means that the EU now stands ready to begin talks, negotiations are expected to commence only……

Twitter regrets helping Donald Trump become president

The co-founder of Twitter, Evan Williams, has apologised for the social media platform’s role in Donald Trump’s rise to the White House. In an interview with the New York Times on Saturday, Williams said that he recently learned that President Trump said he believes Twitter put him in the White house. “It’s a very bad……

China killed America’s CIA spy as a warning! [READ]

Up to 20 CIA informants were killed or imprisoned by the Chinese government between 2010 and 2012, the New York Times reports, damaging US information-gathering in the country for years. It is not clear whether the CIA was hacked or whether a mole helped the Chinese to identify the agents, officials told the paper. They…

VIDEO: Trump Supporters Come For Maxine Waters, Demand Impeachment

Congresswoman Maxine Walters has always been vocal against President Trump calling for his impeachment numerous times. She has now gotten a taste of her own medicine as pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of her $4.5m mansion to protest and call for her impeachment. The protesters mainly consisted of Black and Hispanics who feel that Mrs.……

VIDEO: Trump Supporters Come For Maxine Waters, Demand Impeachment

Congresswoman Maxine Walters has always been vocal against President Trump calling for his impeachment numerous times. She has now gotten a taste of her own medicine as pro-Trump protesters gathered in front of her $4.5m mansion to protest and call for her impeachment. The protesters mainly consisted of Black and Hispanics who feel that Mrs.……